It’s easy to spend a lot of money on a bolt-action rifle, just go to your local gun store and find out first hand. What is difficult is finding a solid long gun that doesn’t break the bank. Luckily, manufacturers of every stripe are offering excellent entry-level bolt-action rifles at reasonable prices. Here are 10 economical choices ($600 or less) that will get the job done in the field or at the range.
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Ruger American Rifle
The Ruger American Rifle series has obviously struck a cord with shooters, given the line just keeps expanding. Presently, there are seven models, including left-handed, in eight calibers. Ruger gives some good reasons to investigate the line, including all the rifles coming with three-lug bolts, adjustable triggers and a nifty bedding system. Not bad for its $449 base-model MSRP.